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2009-01-19 14:24:50

An elderly British couple said local officials ordered them to stop pruning sycamores that the couple said posed a danger from falling branches. Ray Lyon, 70, and his wife, Wendy, said they cut back the sycamores in Cheltenham, England, after the Tewkesbury Borough Council failed to respond to requests that the trees, which Lyon said were dying, be pruned, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Lyon said the council went to court and issued a preservation order to prevent the pair from grooming...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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